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Challenge Not Accepted Is Also Okay To Say

I have always been a “yes” person. I have a ton of trouble saying “no” to people, especially when there is a challenge involved. I love proving people wrong (not one of my cuter qualities), and I have a really hard time letting go when I have been offered a challenge whether consciously or unconsciously […]

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Why Do We Create Stress For Ourselves?

Stress is something I have a love/hate relationship with. Sometimes stress motivates me to get things done and sometimes it gets to the point where I stop sleeping well and I want to tear my hair out. I think we can find a happy medium with stress. A life where we learn to manage stress […]

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The Promises We Make To Ourselves Are Of Value

I am guilty of overlooking my self-care. A lot. Even when I schedule it in my calendar I always seem to find a reason or an excuse or something that is more important because I’ve been trained to think that taking care of myself is selfish and of less value than my work or the […]

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Using Our Emotions As Information

Has anyone every told you, “you’re too sensitive?” Or, “you’re just too emotional.” Or, “you should learn to take the emotion out of things.” Yeah, me too. And I had this epiphany about the difference between taking the emotion out of things versus taking things personally. Those two things are not the same. And I […]

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How to show up for someone in grief

It’s really hard to know what to do when a friend is struggling with something really difficult. For example, grief. What do you do when a friend is grieving and there seems to be no “right” thing to say.  Well, let me let you in on a little secret—there is no right thing to say. […]

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Let’s reduce our stress NOW!

Happy April, friends! I hope so far April has been very good to you.  I am very big on talking about self-care and reducing our stress levels, but honestly, I’ve been kind of crappy at taking my own advice. I really don’t like being a hypocrite, so I decided enough is enough of my own […]

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Time For A Routine Change-Up

If we are better to ourselves we become better for the people in our lives too. This is not a new idea, so then why is it that we selectively forget that taking care of ourselves and reducing our stress level benefits more than just us?  It should be enough that we’re doing it for […]

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Worth and Numbers

Worth. Worthiness. Do I talk about this sh*t enough? No, definitely not because you can never talk about how worthy you are enough!  Sometimes we confuse monetary value with personal value and I am here to shout from the rooftops that those are TWO VERY DIFFERENT CONCEPTS!!! The media and society as a whole may […]

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Talking and Punching

I feel like the number one reason we get frustrated with people is because we either don’t take time to see things from their perspective, or conversely, they don’t take time to see things from ours.  I caught myself getting frustrated with my husband because he didn’t want to do things my way…pretty much marriage […]

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Big, Scary Questions

I was recently faced with the question: What is your greatest achievement?  I was almost paralyzed trying to figure out what my greatest achievement is. It felt like a pretty serious question for someone that’s only lived twenty-seven years of life.  The words alone sound big. Greatest. Achievement. As per usual, I started to break […]

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